Job Description :
Position Title: Sr IT Network Security Engineer
Position Type: Contract and Contract to Hire
Contract Length: 2 years
Location: Austin, TX
Hourly Rate: Open (DOE)

Looking for a Senior IT Network Security Engineer to become a member of the ''s internal IT team. The candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing network security configuration, maintenance, and monitoring. This role ensures the uptime of network and related services while working closely with our security operations team to perform validation of security controls and compliance.

The successful candidate is customer focused, a self-starter, able and willing to work with geo-dispersed teams. This role will also be responsible for mentoring less-experienced staff.

Essential Functions

Diagnose and troubleshoot daily network security issues.
Assemble and configure firewalls, switches, routers, and related equipment.
Lead design, evaluate, and promote new network security standards by developing operating procedures and streamlining related operations.
Expert Level experience with Juniper routers/switches and firewalls such as EX, MX, and SRX serious
Expert Level experience with Cisco ASA, Catalyst, and Nexus platforms
Expert Level experience with Aruba wireless solutions
Strong understanding of application Delivery experience utilizing common vendors such as F5, Brocade, or Radware.
Prior experience with Next Generation firewalls or Palo Alto firewalls
Prior experience with VOIP , WAN Optimization , SD-WAN and monitoring tools
Experience with AWS and Hybrid Cloud environments
Adhere to Change Control, Change Log, and Downtime Log procedures for all critical services.
Monitor network and systems health, responding appropriately to network alerts and events.
Provide technical leadership and guidance in network security matters to projects inside and outside the department.
Maintain service availability through administration of global server farms and delivery appliances.
Provide documentation of projects, installations, and prepare network diagrams using Microsoft Visio.
Work a flexible schedule allowing maintenance during off-peak hours (late evening and weekend work as necessary
Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

Desired Education, Experience And Skills

7+ years of experience in network security, preferably in a large enterprise environment
An BS/MS degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
Professional IT certification(s), preferably with a focus on networking or security (CCNP Security, JNCIS, etc
Expert level knowledge of TCP/IP and routing, firewall technologies, and information security principles and best practices.
Must be able to quickly diagnose problems and implement solutions to maintain uninterrupted network service.
Must have an excellent working knowledge of and experience with routing and switching protocols including: OSPF, BGP, VTP, STP, HSRP and VRRP.
In-depth understanding of common Internet-centric applications and protocols such as: HTTP, SMTP, SSL\TLS, SSH, NTP, and DNS.